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HTC Explorer / Pico

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Overall 8
8.0

HTC Explorer Review: In Depth

Recombu
16 March 2012
  • Conclusion: The HTC Explorer represents great value for money. It’s very easy to get to grips with and the layout is easily customisable. Overall performance is very smooth for a phone of this price and will more than satisfy those after an inexpensive pay-as-you-go phone. Our only real criticisms of it are that some may find it too small. That and that the flash-less 3-megapixel camera isn’t very good.
  • Pros: Easy to use, Easy to customise, Nice price
  • Cons: Camera isn’t the best, No flash, Maybe too small for some
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Overall 7
7.0

HTC Explorer Review

Tech2
11 April 2011
  • Excerpt: HTC’s debut entry into mid-budget Android phones, which happened with the Wildfire drew mixed reactions and didn’t really hit the mark. Thereafter, they launched the Wildfire S, but the phone seemed like a minor update and it was priced a bit high, which failed to strike a chord with its targeted audience. Now, HTC has come up with the Explorer, which does seem to balance out between pricing and features. So is it third time lucky for HTC? Read on to find out.
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Overall 7
7.0

HTC Explorer

CNET
9 May 2012
  • Summary: It's comfy in the hand and handles the basics well. The HTC Explorer certainly has a unique appeal.
  • Pros: Cool pebble-like design, Lightweight, Improved Sense UI experience
  • Cons: No LED flash, Not enough CPU power for high-end games
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Overall 8
8.0

HTC Explorer

MobileFoneReviews
16 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Unfortunately the phone does not come incorporated with PC Sync software. But if you have a Google account, you can simply sign in and all the data gets automatically synced. Google Contacts basically does the job for you. Where the budget smartphone excels is the Android™ phone sync your contacts with Google contacts directly so you need not to update your data every time. The Android™ marketplace is real huge with almost 300,000 apps stored for downloading.
  • Pros: HTC Sense UI, Gingerbread OS 3.0
  • Cons: Low Battery Longevity
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Overall 7
7.0

HTC Explorer

Trusted Reviews
27 January 2012
  • Summary: If you haven’t quite got the dough for one of HTC's pricier high-end Android handset, then the more affordable Explorer might be up your street.
  • Pros: Sense user interface, Bright screen, Low price tag, Good performance for the price
  • Cons: Small screen hampers the web browsing experience slightly, No headphones supplied, Small amount of onboard storage
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Overall 8
8.0

HTC Explorer review

Pocket Lint
26 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Android is a mobile OS that clearly appeals to geeks. And its appeal to those who like flexible, powerful phones that have a great selection of games and apps is clear too. But where does that leave the person on the street? The normal Joe, the man or woman who just wants a phone for phone calls and text messages?
  • Pros: Cheap, small, clear calls, great for occasional users, good battery life
  • Cons: Screen is a little too small, screen looks bad with moving content
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Overall 7
7.0

HTC Explorer

CNET
17 January 2012
  • Summary: The HTC Explorer is aimed at those using a smart phone for the first time. We reckon this straightforward Android handset could find plenty of fans.
  • Pros: Affordable Android action; specially adapted Sense 3.5.a user interface.
  • Cons: Small screen; low-powered specs.
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: HTC Explorer

Techtree
12 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Equipped with the latest version of the Sense 3.5 UI , you can expect a pretty good response from this phone. The lightest touch will produce results, but with a slight amount of lag. However, it is acceptable for a budget Android. One minor annoyance is that if you try to pull out a drawer of the widget on the home screen, the whole app starts.
  • Pros: Intuitive interface; Cute looks; Reasonably affordable; Nice battery life.
  • Cons: Icons are a bit small; No Gorilla Glass; Screen attracts fingerprints; Weak loudspeaker; Could have done with a faster CPU; Inbuilt file manager missing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Editor's Review of the Explorer

somobile.co.uk
8 November 2011
  • Summary: The HTC Explorer is aimed at smartphone first-timers, touting an easy-to-use 3.2-inch touchscreen and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 7
7.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Battery performance 7
7.0

Expert Review

Tecnozoom
12 April 2012
  • Conclusion: L’ HTC Explorer è uno smartphone di fascia media, dotato di interessanti funzionalità e dal prezzo accessibile. Da sottolineare il parco connettività, il buon display, l’interfaccia Sense, e l’Android, anche se in una versione non nuovissima. Considerato il prezzo, non sorprendono il processore poco potente e un reparto fotografico un po’ scarso. Peccato, poi, che nella confezione non sia inclusa una scheda di memoria aggiuntiva.
  • Pros: Lettore e radio; Accesso facilitato ai social network; Integrazione SNS; Android
  • Cons: No scheda di memoria inclusa; Fotocamera migliorabile; Potenza processore; Memoria interna; No fotocamera secondaria
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